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15-year-old held on $950,000 bail in shooting

Updated: April 18, 2014 1:56PM

A 14-year-old boy was standing on the front porch with his cousin Wednesday when another teenager, who was accompanied by two others, allegedly asked him if he was a “GD.”

When the boy denied being in the Gangster Disciples, one of the trio said, “Yes he is, blast him,” Cook County prosecutors said.

And with that, 15-year-old Henry Jackson allegedly began shooting at the younger boy in the 12000 block of South Perry.

Jackson, who is charged as adult for attempted murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, shot toward the victim six to eight times before fleeing with his cohorts, Assistant State’s Attorney Glen Runk said.

Chicago Police officers, who heard the gunshots from two blocks away, were able to apprehend Jackson and another accomplice, Runk said. Two witnesses identified Jackson as the shooter, he said.

Judge James Brown ordered Jackson held in lieu of $950,000 bail Friday.

The victim suffered gunshot wounds to both legs and his left arm.

He also suffered a fracture in his left leg and a fracture in his left arm, Runk said.

Jackson, who lives on the South Side, has a 2012 juvenile conviction for robbery.


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